ERIC Number: ED180196
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Latin and the World of Work: Career Education and Foreign Languages.
Kennedy, Dora F.; And Others
This curriculum guide for high school Latin courses emphasizes the usefulness of a knowledge of Latin for career preparation. As a supplement to standard Latin textbooks, a variety of classroom material is offered. The instructional approach revolves around the relation of English and Latin vocabulary acquisition and etymological knowledge on the one hand to career preparation and the vocabulary of specific careers on the other. The following career areas are discussed: mathematics, modern technologies, law, medicine, pure and applied sciences, music, archaeology, business, and religion. Exercises include matching and fill-in-the blank assignments, and word puzzles. The suggested methodology provides for individual student research into occupational areas of interest, student-assisted preparation of classroom aids, and group projects to further career awareness. A variety of instructional aids from commercial and non-commercial sources are recommended. Provision is made for instruction at the beginning and advanced levels. As an example for advanced instruction; a mini-course on Cicero and his relation to contemporary government is described. (JB)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Planning, Careers, Class Activities, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Guides, English Instruction, Etymology, Independent Study, Language Instruction, Latin, Latin Literature, Puzzles, Resource Materials, Second Language Learning, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Prince George's County Public Schools, Upper Marlboro, MD.
Note: Pages 88-93 have been omitted for copyright reasons ; Best copy available